Jose Berrios returns to the winning route and achieves his tenth victory of the season

Jose Berrios returns to the winning route and achieves his tenth victory of the season

Toronto— Kevin Kiermaier hit a tiebreaking solo home run in the seventh inning and the toronto blue jays They took advantage of three consecutive wild pitches by Cole Ragans to beat the Kansas City Royalscompleting a three-game sweep.

The Blue Jays came in tied with Seattle in the wild card race, a game and a half ahead of Texas. The Rangers begin a four-game series north of the border on Monday. Toronto moved one game ahead of the Mariners in the wild card after Seattle lost at Tampa Bay.

Kiermaier broke a 2-2 tie with a home run off right-hander Taylor Clarke (2-5), his eighth of the season. Santiago Espinal and Cavan Biggio made the score 5-2 with RBI singles off Jackson Kowar in the eighth.

The boricua, Jose Berrios (10-10), allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings to snap a streak of five winless starts.

Righty Yimi Garcia got two outs in the eighth and lefty Genesis Cabrera retired Puerto Rican MJ Melendez to strand the tying run at third.

Jordan Romano closed out the game for his 34th save in 37 chances as the Royals left the bases loaded.

Kansas City, the worst in the Major Leagues (44-100), suffered its fourth consecutive loss. They have 100 setbacks for the first time since 2019.

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